Safer stronger community meeting in Chipping Sodbury

4:21pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE next meeting of the Chipping Sodbury and Cotswold Edge Safer Stronger Community Group will be held in the Old Grammar School, Chipping Sodbury, on Thursday, July 31, at 7.30pm.

Painter's demonstration at Yate art club

3:29pm Friday 25th July 2014

WATERCOLOUR artist Jake Winkle gave a demonstration to 22 members of Yate, Sodbury and District Art Society, producing four pictures during the session in Ridgewood Community Centre, Yate.

Craft fair cancelled

2:16pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A CRAFT and gift fair that should have taken place in Chipping Sodbury Town Hall on Saturday, August 9, in aid of Parkinson's UK has been cancelled.

Dursley health walk

9:50am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A HEALTH approximately 45 minutes long on pavements and footpaths in and around Dursley will meet by Dursley Swimming Pool’s steps for a 2pm start on Thursday, July 31.

Fleece Inn in Hillesley celebrates 2nd birthday

9:44am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HILLESLEY’s Fleece Inn is to celebrate two years as a community pub on Friday, July 25 to Sunday, July 27. The pub is owned by 120 people from in and around the village after raising nearly £390,000. Live music is planned for all three days as well as line dancing at 1.30pm and a tug-of-war competition at 5pm and face painting on Saturday. Refreshments include 15 guest beers, a variety of ciders, barbecue, chilli or curry over Friday and Saturday with roast meats and salad buffet on Sunday. A prize draw will raise money for local charities and schools.

Free family fun day at Chantry Centre

9:36am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A FREE family event in Dursley is being run on Thursday, July 31, involving a range of indoor and outdoor activities including arts and crafts, face painting, circus skills, table tennis, drumming and more. The event marks the conclusion of community organisation World Jungle’s lottery-funded ‘All in one Rhythm’ programme which saw a number of free events and workshops to coincide with the World Cup. The fun day will take place at the Chantry Centre in Long Street from 1pm to 4pm.

North Nibley health walk

4:48pm Monday 21st July 2014

A BUILDING distance health walk approximately 1.5 hours long is to meet at the New Inn car park, in Waterley Bottom, North Nibley for a 10.30am start on Wednesday, July 30. Leader is Rob. No pets allowed. Contact Vale Vision on 077493 64526 for more information.

Cam Beer Festival a sell out

4:40pm Monday 21st July 2014

TICKETS have already sold out for the fourth Cam Beer Fest taking place on Saturday, August 2 from 4pm to 11pm. The event, which will feature 30 beers as well as several ciders, red, white & rose wine, a lager and various soft drinks, has proved popular with the £5 tickets all sold within a couple of weeks. For more information, visit

Open garden in aid of Severn Area Rescue Association

5:48pm Monday 14th July 2014

A GARDEN opening is taking place to raise money for the Severn Area Rescue Association.

Ham and Stone Parish Council meeting

5:40pm Monday 14th July 2014

HAM and Stone Parish Council’s next meeting is to be held at Stone Village Hall on Tuesday, July 22 from 7.30pm. Members of the public are invited to address the council between 7.30pm and 7.45pm. Correspondence can be sent to the clerk Jenny Nichols via or she can be called on 01453 511200.

Dursley health walk set

5:36pm Monday 14th July 2014

A BUILDING distance health walk approximately an hour and a half long will meet at Dursley Swimming Pool’s steps for a 10.30am start on Wednesday, July 23.

Chocolate course at Hobbs House

11:34am Friday 11th July 2014

A CHILDREN’S chocolate course is being held at Hobbs House Bakery in Chipping Sodbury on Saturday, July 26 (9.30am). Email for more details.

Vocal group hold craft sale

11:32am Friday 11th July 2014

RANGEWORTHY-based vocal harmony group Fascinating Rhythm is holding a craft sale on Saturday, July 19 (1.30-4.30pm) at 9 Cherry Road, Chipping Sodbury.

Stunning gardens to open in Old Sodbury

11:32am Friday 11th July 2014

A GARDEN at Camers in Old Sodbury will be open to the public under the National Garden Scheme (NGS) on Sunday, July 27 (2-5.30pm).

Take a tour of Acton Court with archaeologist

11:28am Friday 11th July 2014

AN archaeology tour of Acton Court in Iron Acton will be held with site archaeologist Rob Bell on Friday, July 25 (7pm).

Shalom service for quiet prayer

11:28am Friday 11th July 2014

A QUARTERLY Shalom healing service takes place at St Nicholas' Family Centre in Abbotswood, Yate on Thursday, July 24 (7.30pm).

Meet Fireman Sam in Yate

11:26am Friday 11th July 2014

CHILDREN’S television characters Fireman Sam and Norman Price will be at Yate Shopping Centre on Thursday, July 24 (12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm). Parents can take pictures of their youngsters with the character for free.

Pleasure is yours at flower group meet

11:24am Friday 11th July 2014

SODBURY and District Flower Arrangement Society meets at the Old Grammar School Rooms, Chipping Sodbury on Tuesday, July 22 (7.30pm) for a demonstration entitled the pleasure is mine with Beryl Griffiths.

POW talk at heritage centre

11:24am Friday 11th July 2014

YATE Heritage Centre is hosting a talk on Prisoner of War camps during World War One on Tuesday, July 22 (7.30pm) with Colin Chapman. Call 01454 862200 to book a place.

Antiques on offer in Winterbourne

11:22am Friday 11th July 2014

AN antiques and collectors fair is being held at Winterbourne Community Centre, Watleys End Road, Winterbourne on Sunday, July 20 (9.30am-3pm).

Have a splurge at Bugsy Malone

11:20am Friday 11th July 2014

SODBURY Players Youth Section presents Bugsy Malone at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall this Saturday, July 19 (2.30pm and 7.30pm) and on Sunday, July 20 (2.30pm).

Summer fete at youth cafe

11:18am Friday 11th July 2014

THE Armadillo Youth Cafe in Yate is holding a summer fete this Saturday, July 19 (11am-2pm).

Art car boot sale in Old Sodbury

11:16am Friday 11th July 2014

AN art and craft car boot sale is being held at Old Sodbury Village Hall on Saturday, July 19 (10.30am-3pm) when artists will sell their work and network with each other and the public.

Workday at Winterbourne Medieval Barn

11:16am Friday 11th July 2014

A VOUNTEER workday takes place at Winterbourne Medieval Barn on Saturday, July 19 (10am-1pm). All are welcome to help maintain the area around the barn.

Bacon butties on menu at Charfield charity event

3:36pm Thursday 10th July 2014

BACON rolls will be served up at an event in Charfield Chapel to raise money for a children's charity.

Almondsbury cider festival

11:06am Thursday 10th July 2014

A CIDER festival will be held at the Swan Hotel, Almondsbury, on Saturday, with more than 25 ciders and perries on offer.

Charity barbecue in Oldbury-on-Severn

10:46am Thursday 10th July 2014

A BARBECUE to be held in Oldbury-on-Severn will raise money for Butterfly Space, a community project in Malawi.

Gardens open to support cancer charity

4:29pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

SIX gardens in Alveston, Elberton and Old Down will be open in aid of Cancer Research UK on Sunday, July 20.

Countdown to Pilning Flower Show

4:21pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

SCHEDULES for the annual Pilning Flower Show can be picked up from the village post office and the post offices in Easter Compton and Severn Beach.

Anybody for strawberry tea?

5:48pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A STRAWBERRY tea is to take place at Dursley Methodist Church Hall on Thursday, July 17. Running from 2pm to 4pm, the event will cost £3 and includes a free raffle ticket. Tickets are available from Carol on 01453 543529 or from any Dursley WI member. Alternatively just come along on the day.

Cream teas at Elberton fete

2:53pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

ELBERTON Church fete takes place this Saturday, July 12 (2pm) in aid of the church. All are welcome to enjoy a cream tea and shop at the various stalls.

Tuck into cream tea to help Tytherington post office

10:58am Tuesday 8th July 2014

CREAM teas will be served up at Tytherington village hall on Saturday from 3pm-5pmto raise money for the outreach post office.

Wotton Chamber of Trade holding networking breakfast

6:09pm Monday 7th July 2014

WOTTON-under-Edge’s Chamber of Trade is holding a networking breakfast on Friday, July 11 at 7.30am.

Free Tai Chi at Newark Park

5:59pm Monday 7th July 2014

COTSWOLD Edge Internal Arts annual Tai Chi in The Park event is to be held at National Trust’s Newark Park in Ozleworth on Sunday July 13 from 12noon to 2.30pm.

Health walk planned up Cam Peak

5:49pm Monday 7th July 2014

A BUILDING distance health walk approximately 1.5 hours long will meet at Cam Peak’s public car park at 10.30am on Wednesday, July 16.

Dursley Famers' Market back in town ready for Dursley Festival

5:43pm Monday 7th July 2014

DURSLEY Farmers’ Market next takes place on Saturday, July 12 under the town hall from 8.30am to 4pm as the town festival is on.

Coaley's church cream teas cease to be

5:39pm Monday 7th July 2014

CREAM teas planned to take place throughout July at St Bartholomew’s Church in Coaley have been postponed until a later date.

Nearly-new sale in Dursley

5:31pm Monday 7th July 2014

A NEARLY new sale is taking place in Dursley on Saturday, July 12.

Town celebrated in church flower festival

4:37pm Monday 7th July 2014

THORNBURY will be celebrated during a flower festival in the town's parish church.

WI meeting in Old Sodbury

2:24pm Monday 7th July 2014

OLD Sodbury WI meets on Wednesday, July 16 (7.30pm) at Old Sodbury Village Hall.

Action plan for Chipping Sodbury launches

2:22pm Monday 7th July 2014

THE Sodbury Parish Action Plan is being officially launched at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall this Saturday, July 12 (10.30am-2pm) followed by a drop-in session for residents. Visitors can find out what is proposed for the area and what has been done so far.

Have your say at area forum

2:22pm Monday 7th July 2014

THE next Frome Vale Area Forum meets at Shire Way Community Centre, Yate on Thursday, July 10 (7pm).

Anniversary business dinner

2:20pm Monday 7th July 2014

SODBURY and Yate Business Association is holding its fifth anniversary dinner at Bottelinos in Yate Shopping Centre on Friday, July 18 (7.30pm). Members and their partners are welcome to the event, email to confirm attendance.

Aromatherapy for beginners

2:20pm Monday 7th July 2014

AN AROMATHERAPY beginners’ class takes place at Shire Way Community Centre, Yate on Thursday, July 17 (7.30-9pm). Call 0117 9323550 or email for details.

Clairvoyancy in Chipping Sodbury

2:18pm Monday 7th July 2014

A CLAIRVOYANT night takes place at Hanson Social Club, Chipping Sodbury on Thursday, July 17 (7.30pm).

Garden party in Yate

2:16pm Monday 7th July 2014

YATE Mothers' Union is holding a garden party at 6 Argyle Drive, Yate on Thursday, July 17 (2pm).

Parenting sessions continue in Yate

2:16pm Monday 7th July 2014

PARENTING sessions for families which have experienced domestic abuse continue at Cranleigh Court Children’s Centre, Yate on Wednesday, July 16 (9.30-11am).

Western Front talk in Yate

2:14pm Monday 7th July 2014

THE Indian Army and the Western Front will be the topic for a talk at Yate Heritage Centre on Tuesday, July 15 (7.30pm).

REDDS summer dance show

2:12pm Monday 7th July 2014

REDDS school of dance and singing is holding its summer show on Saturday, July 12 (7pm) and Sunday, July 13 (2pm) at Yate International Academy. Email for more details.

Help clear weeds in Yate

2:10pm Monday 7th July 2014

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help clear invasive weed Himalayan Balsam from the River Frome in Yate on Saturday, July 12 (10am-1pm).

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